Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

Each May, during National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, the SC Campaign joins organizations across the country to raise awareness about teen pregnancy prevention. National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month highlights the historic declines in the rates of teen pregnancy and births in the United States. While South Carolina teen birth rates have declined by 70% from 1991-2017, our state still has the 15th highest teen birth rate in the United States (2016).

The South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is offering sponsorships to organizations around the state to support awareness and outreach activities during Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month - May 2019. Community Sponsorships support innovative events to engage your community by empowering young people to make healthy decisions, providing resources to parents, and/or educating community leaders about the importance of quality evidence-based approaches to teen pregnancy prevention.

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To bring attention to this critical issue, we and our partners host events in various regions of the state during May. Get involved! Attend one of the community events listed below.

Community Events

May, All Month
National Day Quiz via StayTeen.org
Invite young people to take this quiz to learn about love, sex and healthy relationships.


Tuesday, May 7, 12:01am – 11:59 pm
Midlands Gives 2019
Statewide online giving campaign


Wednesday, May 1
Legislative Day

South Carolina State House
1100 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC


Wednesday, May 1, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Pearlz Wine and Oyster Night
936 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC



Join the Let's Talk Conversation

Spread the Teen Pregnancy Prevention message via social media. Share the posts and graphics below on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #TPPMonth.

Social Media Graphics

 

Social Media Posts

  1. May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, find out YOUR County’s teen birth rate! https://bit.ly/2DsS2kW 
  2. Interested in learning the birth control method right for you? Check out our birth control comparison tool. https://bit.ly/2nD4HUb #NTPPM
  3. Teen births have declined in all 50 states and among all racial/ethnic groups but there is still more work to be done! https://bit.ly/2HrD9wt #NTPPM
  4. The U.S. still has the highest teen birth rate in the industrialized world. #NTPPM
  5. Parents matter! Need tips for talking to your teen about pregnancy prevention? Visit https://bit.ly/2RFIIMi #NTPPM
  6. [I/organization] support[’s] National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month! Learn more https://bit.ly/2qZPcDR #NTPPM
  7. Parents matter more than you think! If you need tips for talking to your teen about pregnancy prevention, look no further https://bit.ly/2RFIIMi #NTPPM
  8. Throughout the month of May—and every day— [I/organization] support[’s] efforts to reduce teen pregnancy. Join [me /us]! Learn more https://bit.ly/2qZPcDR #NTPPM

For more information, contact us at 803-771-7700 or communications@teenpregnancysc.org

Throughout the year, you can help us raise awareness about teen pregnancy prevention by learning about the issue, subscribing to our e-newsletter, and following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram